NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,470 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- eligibility criteria
- listen (EH-lih-jih-BIH-lih-tee kry-TEER-ee-uh)
- In clinical trials, requirements that must be met for a person to be included in a trial. These requirements help make sure that participants in a trial are like each other in terms of specific factors such as age, type and stage of cancer, general health, and previous treatment. When all participants meet the same eligibility criteria, it is more likely that results of the study are caused by the intervention being tested and not by other factors or by chance.